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Cdr Samson
Lt Wilfred Parke

On this day 25 April 1911

Published: 25 Apr 2013

On this day 25 April 1911 First batch of flying certificates for Navy pilots

Royal Aero Club certificates gained at Eastchurch, by Lieutenant Charles Rumney Samson, certificate #71, and Lieutenant Arthur Murray Longmore, certificate #72, flying Short Biplanes. At Brooklands, Lieutenant Wilfred Parke gained certificate #73 in a Bristol Biplane (died in an air accident, 15 December 1912).

Image of Cdr Samson copyright FAA Museum.

Image Lt Wilfred Parke RN, seen here hands-in-pockets with Samuel Cody, received Certificate No.73 having paid for his own training at Brooklands. See article in Heritage, Timeline 12 April 1903 to find out about Samuel Cody.


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